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Caulfield Park

Caulfield Park is Glen Eira's largest park and, understandably, also the most popular. Its design reflects the history of the park, and its diverse array of facilities support its status as a major hub for a plethora of activities within Glen Eira. 

Features

  • Basketball ring

  • BBQ Facilities

  • Birdie golf cage

  • Dogs – off leash

  • Dogs – on leash

  • Toilets

  • Walking Path

  • Playground

  • Rotunda or picnic shelter

  • Tables

  • Seating

  • Fitness station

  • Bandstand

  • Netball ring

  • Cricket nets

  • Multi-purpose hit up wall

  • Tennis club

  • Lawn bowls club

  • Lake

  • Function room

How is COVID-19 impacting our parks?

For the continued good health of our community and as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 we have:

  • closed all playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment
  • turned off drinking fountains and barbecues
  • closed all sportsgrounds to all sports clubs
  • suspended bookings for our venues, parks or reserves until further notice.
The Australian Government has announced new limits on all non-essential gatherings — you can only go out for personal exercise in our parks on your own or with one other person.

Caulfield Park features:

  • three playgrounds
  • seven sports ovals
  • three pavilions (including community rooms for hire)
  • sports training facilities
  • outdoor fitness equipment
  • public toilets
  • chess tables
  • extensive amounts of open space
  • a relaxing lake with resident feathery friends

The Hawthorn and Balaclava Road corner of the park features a series of bronze statues titled The Paper Boy, Mother and Child and Climbing Boys. Completed by sculptor Phillip J Cannizzo in 1980, there's a rumour that one of the statues is dedicated to a paper boy who was killed on the corner.

Playgrounds

The size of Caulfield Park allows for the inclusion of a variety of play facilities. This includes 3 separate playground areas.

Park Crescent Playground

Park Crescent playground is located at the eastern end of the park along Park Crescent. The extensive play opportunities within this area cater to a wide variety of user interest, including:

  • popular long slide
  • ladders
  • telescope
  • educational panels
  • musical equipment
  • springers
  • slides
  • tunnels
  • climbing frames
  • swings
  • balancing elements.

There are public toilets nearby to this playground, as well as a modified basketball court and a modified football oval with goal posts.

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Aviary Gardens Playground

The Aviary Gardens playground is situated midway along the Inkerman Road boundary of the park. This playground includes lower level and interactive equipment, including:

  • music desk
  • swings
  • springers
  • various ladders
  • slides.

The playground is situated close to a native garden that is a habitat for local birds, perfect for a spot of bird watching as they feed from the bird bath. 

There are public toilets nearby to this playground.

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Lakeside Playground

The Lakeside playground is located internal to Caulfield Park, between the lake and the bowls club. This playground features:

  • swings
  • small climbing elements
  • wooden animal sculptures.

There are public toilets nearby to this playground.

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Picnic shelters and BBQs

There are a variety of picnic shelters and facilities, including BBQs, throughout Caulfield Park. The following picnic shelters within Caulfield Park can be booked for your next social gathering or celebration: 

  • Park Crescent Rotunda - located next to Park Crescent playground, featuring picnic tables and providing access to BBQ facilities and public toilets
  • Aviary Gardens Rotunda - located along Inkerman Road next to the Aviary Gardens playground, featuring picnic tables and providing access to BBQ facilities and a public toilet

The bridges near the lake as well as the band stand are also available for bookings and are heavily used for weddings and other formal celebrations.

Book and reserve a picnic shelter

To apply online you will need to create an account or login. The cost to book a picnic shelter starts at $140.

The full booking fee payment is required within 48 hours of receipt of invoice. 

You are required to email us proof of payment if your booking has been approved within 48 hours notice from your booking date.

Equipment such as marquees, jumping castles, petting zoos and BBQs are not permitted without written consent from us. 

Please note:  A minimum notice of 2 business days is required for all bookings (subject to availability).

BBQs are a free communal facility for all users of the park. They are not included as part of a picnic shelter reservation.

Active recreation

The extensive sports ground areas available for activities at Caulfield Park commonly host cricket, soccer and lacrosse, as well as provide opportunities for personal trainers and dog exercising. In addition, there are many facilities that have been constructed for active recreation, which include:

  • Double-sided tennis hit up wall;
  • Golf birdie cage;
  • Modified basketball courts (1 located along Inkerman Road, 1 near Park Crescent playground);
  • Cricket training nets; and 
  • Outdoor fitness equipment (located around the perimeter path).

Did you know? Caulfield Park is home to Maccabi FC, Caulfield Lacrosse Club, Caulfield Park Social Soccer, Caulfield Cricket Club and Maccabi Ajax Junior Cricket Club.

Dog off-leash information

  • There is a large portion of Caulfield Park that is designated as an off-leash area. Specifically, this area encompasses the 6 sporting grounds in the centre of the park.
  • The Hawthorn Road end and the Park Crescent end are both on-leash areas.

Please note, dogs should be on-leash within 20m of a sports activity, including both training and competition.

Learn more about dog walking in Glen Eira

Venue hire

The community room and meeting room at Caulfield Park Pavilion - located in the centre of Caulfield Park - is available for hire.

Make a booking

To apply online you will need to create an account or login

Please note: A minimum of five (5) business days' notice is required for all bookings, subject to availability.